Geno Smith   #3 QB

Height: 6-3   Weight: 221   Age: 27

Born: 10/10/1990 Lakemont , GA

College: West Virginia

Experience: 6th season

High School: Miramar HS [FL]

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Draft 2013

Pick No.39

Selected By: New York Jets

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 7 (39)

Pick Analysis: Smith didn't earn his third straight All-Big East accolade in 2012 because of the Mountaineers' departure for the Big 12. But he remained one of the top signal-callers in his new conference, even over other prolific signal-callers in the pass-happy league. West Virginia's spread attack might look a bit different than those run by Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Missouri -- but with Smith at the helm, it was equally dangerous. There's no question that the cousin of former Miami (Fla.) running back Melvin Bratton (whose knee injury in the 1988 Orange Bowl kept him from having a substantial pro career) is a true competitor with the natural passing and athletic ability to play in the NFL. Scouts also appreciate his improved strength and accuracy, which have helped him become one of the top quarterbacks in this year's draft class.




He did not redshirt in 2009, playing in five games and playing significant minutes in just one (15-21, 147 yards, TD in October home win over Marshall). Despite being limited in the spring by a broken foot suffered in January workouts, Smith started all 13 games as a sophomore. He garnered second-team All-Big East honors and led the conference in pass efficiency by completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 2,763 yards and 24 scores. Smith greatly increased his production in his second year as a full-time in 2011, passing for 4,385 yards as the Mountaineers tied Cincinnati and Louisville for the Big East title. They earned the league's automatic BCS bid by finishing the highest in the final BCS rankings, and Smith ensured a successful end to the season with a 407-yard, six-touchdown passing effort in the 70-33 thrashing of Clemson in the Orange Bowl. It was his fourth 400-yard game of the year, breaking the barrier against both fellow Big East co-champions and LSU. Finally in 2012, Smith completed 369-of-519 attempts for 4,205 yards, 42 touchdowns and six interceptions. He added 151 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

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  1. Jets quarterback Geno Smith 1-on-1

    Published: April 27, 2013 at 03:19 p.m.

    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith discusses getting acclimated to the playbook and the opportunity to compete for a chance to start in 2013.

  2. Geno Smith criticism: Is it fair?

    Published: April 2, 2013 at 06:31 p.m.

    Are the recent criticisms of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith warranted? The "Path to the Draft" crew debates.

  3. Getting to know Geno Smith

    Published: March 22, 2013 at 08:02 p.m.

    Get a behind-the-scenes look as West Virginia QB Geno Smith navigates the wild world of a 2013 NFL Draft prospect.

  4. All-Access: Geno Smith

    Published: March 6, 2013 at 07:48 p.m.

    Get an inside look at how West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith marketed himself at Super Bowl XLVII and prepared for the NFL Scouting Combine.

  5. 2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Geno Smith

    Published: Feb. 24, 2013 at 07:00 a.m.

    Watch West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith run the 40-yard dash at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

  6. Taking 'em to school

    Published: Feb. 24, 2013 at 08:10 p.m.

    Steve Mariucci puts pressure on West Virginia University quarterback Geno Smith as he smothers the top prospect with questions. Did the potential top draft pick make a strong case? Find out.

  7. Geno Smith's competitive nature

    Published: Feb. 24, 2013 at 01:44 p.m.

    Take a glimpse into University of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith's extraordinary training routine as he prepares to impress scouts at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

  8. NFL Fan Pass: Geno Smith behind the scenes

    Published: Feb. 22, 2013 at 06:16 p.m.

    See how a professional photo shoot goes down with West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.

  9. NFL Fan Pass: A day in the life of Geno Smith

    Published: Feb. 22, 2013 at 04:12 p.m.

    West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith signs his first endorsement deal and goes through the rigors of training for the NFL Scouting Combine.

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